10 Coffee Glassware Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Drinking coffee is a morning routine for many people around the world. In fact, coffee is the second most traded good after oil, and it is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. You have probably heard these facts before, but how much do you know about the coffee mug in which you drink your favorite coffee? Here are few facts you’ll find pretty interesting:


  1. The coffee glassware has certainly evolved through the years. Years ago, people used coffee cups made out of animal bones. Today, the coffee mugs are made of glass, porcelain, wood, metal, and other materials.
  2. Do you know that the colour of your coffee mug or cup can actually affect the taste of your coffee? For a stronger coffee taste, choose white colored coffee glassware.
  3. Do you know that double-wall coffee glassware keeps the coffee hot longer than the traditional ceramic mugs?
  4. The travel coffee mugs were first made in the 1980s. These coffee mugs come with thermal insulation in the wall structure which keeps the coffee hot or cold.
  5. Do you know that every coffee cup has small cross section on the handle which reduces the flow of the heat between the cup and your hand?
  6. Have you ever asked yourself why the bottom of the coffee glassware is never flat? All coffee cups have concave bottoms because this shape reduce the thermal contact of the liquid and the surface where the mug is placed.
  7. If you drink coffee in a disposable cup every day instead in coffee cup made of glass, after one year you will create more than 10 kilograms of waste.
  8. The coffee glassware can be recycled indefinitely without loosing it’s quality. This means that the coffee cup made of recycled material has the same quality and looks like the cups that are made from non-recycled glassware.
  9. Do you know that the coffee glassware is made of only three materials? Your favorite coffee mug is probably made of sand, soda ash and limestone.
  10. The largest coffee cup, according to the Guinness book of world records, can hold 14,228.1 liters of coffee. It was made in Yangju, South Korea by Caffee Bene.